Nothing makes for perfect blog weather like a blizzard! Rob and I have been enjoying a nice, relaxing and slow day snowed in. So here I am, catching up on a few entries I've been meaning to record!
Rob and I have tried to make a point to take turns spending Christmas with either of our families during the holiday. This year, it was our turn to go to Michigan. It was even more perfect, since we were already relocated to Maryland. We decided to make the alleged 8.5 hour drive (which turned out to be more like 12-13 with stops, traffic delays, and some unanticipated snowfall). Surprisingly, Uriah did amazingly well with the commute and slept most of the way, with no hiccups in nighttime sleep either!
It was an interesting road trip since we also took Sophie with us! It was fun to be able to bring Sophie on vacation with us ( we were in MI for 10 days). She took turns sleeping in our laps and whining out the window.
We had a nice time in Michigan. It was really great getting to spend some quality time with Mom Taylor. It was a nice, relaxing trip. It was fun having Daryl, Cal and the gang, Monica and her group all get to meet Uriah for the first time. Uriah had just started his separation anxiety phase, so it took him a bit to warm up to everyone, but by the end of the trip, he was more comfortable. He took to Monica right away though! She credits it to FaceTime and Uriah being used to her voice. Aunty Ashley also fed Uriah, and Aunty Karmen and Aunty Cassidy took turns holding Uriah. Cassidy was particularly fond of Uriah, and wanted to carry and hold him as much as she could! I didn't mind, either, having such a doting helper :)
|Cassidy loved her some Uriah! <3|
|Opening presents with Grandma Taylor|
|Uncle Calvin loved Uriah|
|These two were holding hands for the LONGEST time. So sweet!!!|
While we were in Michigan, we decided to go to the mall to take pictures with Santa! The wait was about an hour, and Uriah was pretty tired, but the waiting rooms were so entertaining! They had fake snow falling from the ceiling, snoopy Christmas videos playing, and Christmas music. By the end of it all, Uriah was so tuckered out!
|Ran out of fumes|
|This present is delicious!|
|My poor baby :(|
|He looks so sad|
|and since we don't want to end on a sad note, let's compare crinkle nose grimace and smile pics... LOL|
Uriah's been really into this smile lately!!